Rio Chico

Well, the rural idyll which was the beautiful hovel in the campo of Bayacas, situated on a mountainside with only a couple of donkeys as neighbours so intoxicated me, that I didn’t at first notice I was being bitten alive by creatures, ( fleas? bed bugs?) And even the cicadas drowned out the sound of the creatures eating away at the wooden beams above my head.. The beam-eating creatures became so loud that I wished I’d brought ear plugs..I could positively hear them chewing and crunching their way slowly through the wood..Funny sort of life that…at least you don’t need a calendar…I would ponder the existence of a creature whose sole purpose is to chomp through wood day in, day out..

One night there was a thunder and lightening storm and i ran outside arms wide to receive the magic. Never do I feel that sense of freedom and aliveness as I do in these mountains.

I am now here, near friends in a clean house in the wilds of the (currently) dry river bed..The heat makes me feel lazy, so I am not fighting it..

I plan to paint, read and walk a bit..

About alicemason1

Artist, painter. All works on this blog are my copyright. Do not use any works for your own websites, commercial ventures or publicity. If you would like to ask permission to use any works for your own ventures, please email me: or contact via this blog. Again, ALL WORKS ARE MY COPYRIGHT. Ask permission, and I will ask for a donation. Artists need to earn a living. Always credit an artist when you have obtained permission. I am an artist, illustrator and mother and live by the sea in the south east of England. I paint every day and am inspired by nature, mysticism and consciousness.. I hold art retreats in southern Spain. These retreats are for lovers of nature, art, walking, mountains, creativity, dance, music, yoga and meditation. I work alongside other artists to bring about these retreats. All works on this blog are my copyright. Do not use for your own purposes. If you would like to buy rights to use an image, please contact me on or visit my Etsy shop. My Etsy shop:
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